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Ireland XO Insight - what did your ancestors do?

When: Saturday, 15 January, 2022

While it is a generalisation, most of our ancestors worked on the land and their occupations as 'farmer' or 'labourer' reflected the agricultural character of the community. The rural community was one where people worked in their own parishes and rarely strayed beyond.

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The Occupation of our Ancestors

IrelandXO Insight - The Guinness Archive

When: Thursday, 1 July, 2021

The Guinness Archive was created in 1998 when they employed their first professional Archivist to curate the history of the company and its employees. The foundation document of the Guinness Archive is the 9,000 year lease signed by Arthur Guinness on the St.

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IrelandXO Insight - The Guinness Archive